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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristic of deceased adults (N = 3709) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2006 – 2009

From: Association of socioeconomic and behavioral factors with adult mortality: analysis of data from verbal autopsy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Socioeconomic characteristics Males n (%) Females n (%)
Age   
15-24 94 (5) 123 (7)
25-34 261 (14) 270 (15)
35-44 286 (15) 241 (13)
45-54 250 (13) 237 (13)
55-64 229 (12) 234 (13)
65-74 337 (18) 262 (14)
75-84 248 (13) 221 (12)
85+ 159 (9) 257 (14)
Religion   
Orthodox 1649 (86) 1629 (88)
Muslim 170 (9) 166 (9)
Others 45 (2) 50 (3)
Ethnicity   
Amhara 933 (50) 1001 (54)
Oromo 456 (25) 453 (25)
Guraghe 248 (13) 212 (12)
Others 227 (12) 179 (10)
Education status   
No education 484 (26) 971 (53)
Elementary School 486 (26) 405 (22)
Secondary School 465 (25) 276 (15)
College/University 222 (12) 74 (4)
Others (church education) 207 (11) 119 (6)
Occupation   
Manual labor (skilled/unskilled) 319 (17) 216 (12)
Employed (professional, technical, managerial, self-employed, sales and services) 705 (38) 248 (13)
Unemployed 200 (11) 94 (5)
Housewives - 1090 (59)
Retired 465 (25) 79 (4)
Others (Students, farmers) 52 (3) 46 (3)
Unknown 123 (7) 72 (4)
Marital status   
Single 515 (28) 289 (16)
Married 1032 (55) 446 (24)
Separated 48 (3) 133 (7)
divorce 58 (3) 139 (8)
Widowed 211 (11) 838 (45)